Sanctuary Advisory Council

Council members seated around tables set in a U shape in the ballroom at FGBNMS headquarters

The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, established in 2005, advises the sanctuary superintendent on priority issues and connects local communities with the sanctuary. The Advisory Council also provides an opportunity for information exchange on issues affecting the health of the sanctuary. 

The Advisory Council’s 16 voting members and six non-voting members represent a variety of interests, from fishing to science to conservation, as well as state and federal governmental jurisdictions. Members serve three year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms in one seat. Meetings of the council are open to the public and provide a place where community interests, support, and concerns are heard.

Recruitment for Advisory Council members occurs as seats become available. For more information, please visit our Council Recruitment page.